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Wombat plays cupid in romantic proposal

October 1, 2013 Attraction No Comments Email Email

An unsuspecting girlfriend was more than a little surprised at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo when what she thought was a wombat encounter turned into a romantic and very unique proposal.

Tony and Reya meet Meg the Southern Hairy Nosed WombatReaching down to pat the attraction’s resident Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombat, Meg, Reya Bokshi, 24, from Mascot noticed a little box attached to the wombat’s collar, and in dramatic turn of events, found her boyfriend of six months, Tony Alam, 29 from Liverpool, down on one knee.

It was a seamless execution; Tony dropped the ring off earlier that morning, and the team at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo worked to attach the ring box to Meg’s collar and set up an ‘incognito’ videographer to capture the moment. On arrival, the couple was taken on a behind the scenes tour before being led out to Kangaroo Walk-About where the proposal took place.

“I proposed to Reya at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo as she loves animals, it is a beautiful location and on top of that, it is a beautiful day” Tony said. “When the zoo suggested that Meg the wombat would be the perfect animal to present the ring to Reya, I was over the moon as I knew it was both a unique yet personal way to propose, and also that she would remember this forever.”

Reya was ecstatic with how the proposal played out and said “I was very surprised, I was not expecting it at all, I thought you were just taking photos… In terms of a marriage proposal, this was sky high, I can’t rate it any higher!”

The couple then went on to say that they will never forget Meg, and will definitely be back to see her soon.

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